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Purchase a few longer T-shirt tops in different colours, short and long-sleeved. These are a great buy and can be paired with a soft knit sweater or two.
 
Remember, for the growing bosom, high necks will draw attention to your upper body, whereas a V-neck will create an illusion of a flatter bosom.
 
A soft, knitted, stretch fabric skirt that keeps its shape is a must, and it will grow with you and will last for months.
 
A-line skirts and empire-style tops work a treat. Tunic tops with leggings are great for your casual days, and long cardigans and blazers can also come in handy, so keep them for sure.
 
When it comes to jeans and trousers, they will be absolutely fine for the first while. Purchase a waist extender for your growing bump; they are ideal for using on jeans or trousers which have a button and buttonhole-fastening, so there is no need to feel uncomfortable! They are also discreet - you simply insert the elastic through the buttonhole on your skirt or trousers and attach the elastic to the button on your garment. They give you and extra 3-4 inches and are not expensive.

Because you’re not maternity shopping as of yet, why not treat yourself to a nice pair of mid heels, keeping your pumps and trainers for your second trimester onwards? A good tip is to go up a half-size to accommodate growing room for your tootsies.
 
Join us next month for dressing in your second trimester of pregnancy - what to buy, where to buy it and how to embrace your gorgeous new curves.
 
Gillian x

 

 


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